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Charles G. Mancuso, U.S. Navy

May 8, 2011 ¯ USS Republic — originally commissioned the USS President Grant ID3014, this ship was put into action as a troop carrier for World War I. She sailed 16 round trips between France and New York City. more »»

Gerald Carroll, U.S. Army Air Corps

May 1, 2011 ? Staff Sergeant ? Service — World War II, Korea ? Duties — Door Gunner B-29 Bomber, Aerial Gunner B-29 Super Fortress — A four-engine propeller driven heavy bomber, primarily used by the United... more »»

Korean War veterans — Part 2

April 24, 2011 Last week, this space looked at the beginnings of the Korean War and how it became the “Forgotten War. more »»

Korean War veterans

April 17, 2011 This story is written in memory of, and in honor of, all Korean War veterans. more »»

Stephen J. Kaleta, U.S. Army Air Corps

April 10, 2011 Military Job Duties — Army Air Corps ¯ Supervise and distribute to proper channels, updated and current weather reports with updated weather changes that may affect flight combat missions. more »»

The Bataan Death March, remembered by Edgar McIlvain

April 3, 2011 The Bataan Death March experiences told by Edgar McIlvain himself a few days after the surrender on April 9, 1942: We started at Clark Field and the destination was San Fernando in the Philippines. more »»

Edgar John McIlvain, U.S. Army Air Corps

March 27, 2011 World War II, Prisoner of War Survivor of Bataan Death March, also known as Death March of Bataan and in Japan called “Batan Shi No Koshin” Duties: Driver, Officers Transportation, VIP Transportation. more »»

Thomas James Dobek, U.S. Marine Corps

March 20, 2011 ¯ Service — United States Marine Corps, Vietnam era, Air Wing VMA 142 VMFA, USS Independence CV 62 ¯ Sergeant E-5 ¯ Medals and awards — Navy Unit Citation, National Defense, Joint Service... more »»

Robert Leslie Samuelson, U.S. Army

March 13, 2011 ¯ Killed in action by hostile enemy Communist forces on April 7, 1968, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. ¯ Vietnam Memorial, Washington, D.C. — Panel- 48E Line-43 ¯ Sgt. more »»

Agnes ‘Pat’ Pflueger, British Army His Majesty’s Service

March 6, 2011 ¯ Lance Corporal ¯ Medals Awards — 1939 to 1945 War Service Medal; Women’s Army Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal. ERA, Battle of Britain, London Blitz of World War II. more »»

War Brides

February 27, 2011 ¯ War bride — The term used in reference to war-time marriages. ¯ Yank — A term used by the British to describe all Americans ¯ War Brides WWII — (U.S. Army estimates from the Family Act of 1945). more »»

Eugene Dale McIlvain, U.S. Navy

February 20, 2011 USS New Orleans CA-32 — Grouped with the “Most Decorated Ships of World War II” — 17 Battle Stars, 5 Navy Crosses, 10 Silver Stars, 1 Bronze Star, 1 Air Medal 206 Purple Hearts ¯ Battles and... more »»

Sam Gerace, U.S. Air Force

February 13, 2011 ¯ Master Sgt. (E7) U.S. Air Force as an inventory management supervisor and supply computer systems management superintendent ¯ Duty Stations: 1969-1972 Langley AFB, Va. more »»

Alfred Kawski, U.S. Air Force

February 6, 2011 U.S. Air Force, Lt. more »»

Anthony J. Ricotta Sr., U.S. Army Air Corp

January 30, 2011 ¯ Medals and Citations — American Area Campaign, European Mideast Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation ¯ Duties: Responsible for all radio and... more »»

David G. Schulenberg, U.S. Army Air Corp

January 23, 2011 ¯ Units : 453rd Bomb Squadron 323rd, Bomb Group, 9th Air Force ¯ United States Army Air Corp T-139-263 ¯ Rank — Flight Officer B-26 B-17 A-20-K Bombers, Communications Officer Navigator 1034, B 26... more »»

BOY IN KHAKI

January 23, 2011 A mother’s poem written to her son while in harm’s way. This poem was written by Gladys Schulenberg, the mother of Flight Officer David Schulenberg in April of 194. more »»

Joseph Charles Gullo III, U.S. Army

January 16, 2011 Staff Sergeant ¯ Medals and Awards: National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service... more »»

Frank Grupa, U.S. Navy

January 9, 2011 World War II Medals Ribbons — Point System, Victory Medal , American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Phillipines Lilberation Bronze Star, S/M Combat Insigna Pin, Good Conduct Medal Naval Submariner — a... more »»

Angelo A. Zanghi, U.S. Navy

January 2, 2011 USS O Bannon (DD450), Fletcher Class Destroyer, Tin Can Sailor. “They went to hell and back.” The Fletcher Class Destroyers were a class of destroyer built by the US Navy during WWII. The U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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